This was such a lovely romcom by Sariah Wilson and my first novel I’ve read by her. Although the phobia that the main protagonist had was so foreign and one that I never heard of before, the author provides enough detail that helps the reader understand where Juliet is coming from. I also loved the meet cute moment between Juliet and Noah and I think it’s one of my all time favourites.
I both read and listened to this book as it provided laughable occurrences that stemmed mainly from Juliet's awkwardness and a tendency to get hangry, (something I can certainly relate to). There were sweet moments between Noah and her that had me swooning and the supporting characters were charming.
If there was one criticism I had would be the very end. But because the rest of the story was great, I stand by my rating.
Thank you Montlake for the gifted copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
The meet-cute award goes to dog groomer Juliet Nolan. It’s one of Hollywood’s biggest nights when she volunteers as a seat filler and winds up next to movie heartthrob Noah freaking Douglas. Tongue tied and toes curling in her pink Converse, she pretends that she doesn’t have a clue who he is. It’s the only way to keep from swooning.
She’s pretty and unpretentious, loves his dog, and is not a worshipping fan. No way Noah’s giving up on her, even if his affectionate pursuit comes with a bump: Juliet has a pathological fear of kissing and the disappointments that follow. What odds does romance have without that momentous, stupendous, once-in-a-lifetime first smooch? Patient, empathetic, and carrying personal burdens of his own, Noah suggests a remedy: they rehearse.